What is it?
We’ve already established that the Carrera GTS is possibly the pick of the two-wheel-drive 997-edition 911s. The same recipe is also available as a convertible and, in both hard and soft-top guises, with a PDK dual-clutch gearbox. So can the ‘softest’ GTS still stack up?
What's it like?
The cabrio gains a few kilos, as you might expect, but it keeps many of the attractions of the hard-top, with the Powerkit (an £8241 option on a Carrera S), plenty of Alcantara inside, the wider tracks of the Carrera 4S platform and the purity of rear drive.
It’s even a little quicker to 62mph in PDK form, and a very tall seventh gear gives it better overall economy and CO2 emissions. You get gearshift paddles too, incidentally, instead of the infuriating button set-up. Given that this car costs almost £6k less than a Carrera S Cabriolet fitted with the Powerkit and PDK – and it offers more beyond those options – it looks a relative bargain.